Health & Nutrition

Role of Early Nutrition on Shaping Kids’ Cognitive and Physical Development

The harmonious development of children associated with a variety of factors, of which nutrition plays a key role in this process. The normal physical and mental development of a child depends on the quality and quantity of food intake. Food provides the children’s body with the necessary energy, which is...

Interventions for Treating Posttraumatic Stress Symptomatology

Introduction Since the 1980s, multiple interventions have been developed to treat the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder and Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) (Vanyo, Sorge, Chen, & Lakoff, 2017). Some of the most common ones include crisis interventions and critical incident stress management (CISM) (Hararay, 2012). Generically, these interventions are referred...

Jeddah University: Sports Health Education Instructional Program

Abstract The promotion of sports-related health activities at educational facilities represents the area of concern for the healthcare sector as it can significantly reduce the occurrence of health complications and promote positive health and lifestyle choices among students. Because of this, it was chosen to focus on exploring the integration...

Morphine and Marijuana in Palliative Care of Patients With Cancer

Introduction The provision of palliative care to patients with terminal illnesses such as cancer has proved to be difficult to due excessive medicalization and the fear of death. According to Masman, Van Dijk, Tibboel, Baar, and Mathot (2015), morphine, haloperidol, and midazolam are common palliative drugs, which are administered at...

Use of Capnography During Resuscitation of Patients in Coronary Care Unit

Introduction to the Project Capnography is recommended by the Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) guidelines because it provides information about a patient’s condition. Research indicates that many nurses demonstrate uncertainty when using this method to monitor patients’ end-tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO2) levels because they lack the needed knowledge about capnography...

Food Allergy and Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children

Health problems challenge human lives in a variety of ways. It is necessary to address for help, be diagnosed, and follow a treatment plan. When a person has to deal with several diseases at the same time, the situation gets worse, especially if a patient is a child. In this...

Impact of ERAS on Recovery of Patients Undergoing Abdominal Surgery

Abstract This paper aims to synthesize evidence on the role of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) in the recovery of patients who had abdomen surgery. Although there are many studies that examine one or several aspects of this health concern, systematic reviews involving several specialties were not conducted recently. The...

Reducing CAUTI With 2% Chlorhexidine Washcloths

Abstract Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are among hospital-acquired infections, which makes their reduction in many healthcare settings a priority. Among other environments, nursing homes may experience significant rates of CAUTIs. A 100-bed unit was involved in a quality improvement project which was designed to reduce the relatively high CAUTI...

Preventing Pressure Ulcers: A Systematic Review

The PICOT question that this body of literature was selected to support is as follows: “In Medical inpatient units, how does turning and repositioning every two hours compared to every four hours prevent the occurrence of pressure injuries during the hospital stay?” There needs to be an in-depth analysis of...

Prevention of Device-Related Healthcare-Associated Infections

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are infections acquired in a hospital or other healthcare facility. The prevention and control of pathogens that cause these infections remain an unresolved practice problem for the majority of US hospitals. Being a leading cause of morbidity and mortality, HAIs are associated with significant complications for patients....

DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) From an Ethical Point of View

Introduction Advances in modern medicine have created methods of artificial respiration, resuscitation, as well as a plethora of techniques and technologies which have enabled doctors to prolong the life of patients well beyond the capacities of failing organs or a distinct inability to properly care for oneself as seen in...

The National Health Service and Brexit

Abstract The National Health Service was established in 1948 with the primary goal of providing a universal healthcare to all the residents of the United Kingdom. The government was committed to finding a solution to the problem of rising cost of medication at a time when the country was reeling...

The Problem of Eating Disorders in Modern Society

Eating lunch with my group of girlfriends can sometimes be quite uncomfortable because I end up being the only one eating. For instance, they may decide to make a salad for lunch and afterward go to the gym so that they can burn off everything they have just eaten. In...

Turnover Intentions of Nurses

Executive Summary The present project sought to explore the factors influencing turnover intentions of nurses working for the Ministry of National Guard. The study aimed to collect data on the drivers of nurses’ turnover intentions, thus identifying predictors of turnover intentions. The factors explored in the research were organisational, personal,...

Hormonal Contraceptive Failure and Its Risk Factors

Abstract Hormonal contraceptives are some of the best methods of controlling unintended pregnancies among the sexually active individuals. Hormonal contraceptives are very effective but there are instances when they fail to produce the desired results. This is because of the risk factors, which make them perform unintended purpose. This would...

Correlation Between Flat Feet and Obesity in Children

Discussion This research analyses nine studies to investigate the effect of obesity on the foot structure of children. The findings of nine studies show a significant contribution from obesity on the foot structure. However, the studies may also have limitations the reader must consider before drawing meaningful conclusions. This research...

Needs Assessment: Heart Failure Knowledge Deficit of Patient Education Intervention Impact to HF Readmissions

Stakeholders Stakeholders will ensure that important information is delivered appropriately and promote smooth implementation of the project (Harris, Roussel, Walters, & Dearman, 2011). The key stakeholders will include individuals with an interest in the project outcome. They will include the hospital executives based on Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) standards and financial...

The “Low-Fat” Craze of the ’80s Made America Fat

Introduction Human beings have over the last century demonstrated a desire to attain and maintain the ideal body weight with minimum effort. This desire has in part been fueled by the observation by nutritionists and health care professionals that body weight has significant health implications. Being overweight has numerous negative...

Acculturation and Eating Disorders in Western Countries

Abstract The purpose of this study is to develop and identify the variables between acculturation and eating disorders. The study explores the factors of acculturation that influence eating habits. Previous studies identified that factors such as media influence, the existing cultural ideal and notions of western beauty have tremendous influence...

Alternative Medicine: Complementary Therapies

Introduction / outline of the research One of the most peculiar aspects of a post-industrial living is the fact that, as time goes on, more and more people grow increasingly comfortable with the process of Western health care paradigm incorporating a number of unconventional approaches towards addressing patients’ health problems,...

The Perceptions About Childhood Obesity in Kuwait

Introduction This descriptive/explorative study will examine 12 public schools found in Kuwait. The aim of this study is to overview of the situation with childhood obesity in Kuwait. A research and proposal to the situation are offered including a review of both background and external factors within schools in the...

Donor Blood vs. Non-Donor Blood Surgical Patients

Introduction Background Information With more than 7.65 followers all over the world, Jehovah’s Witnesses can be considered as one of the minor-stream religions in the world. According to Holden (2002), this religion can be described as a restorationist Christian denomination which is significantly different from mainstream Christianity. Unlike the mainstream...

Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis With Acupuncture

Abstract Osteoarthritis of the knee is one of the most common forms of arthritis leading to inhibited movement, excruciating pain and joint arthroplasty. The condition affects mainly the elderly and it accounts for at least 20% of the world’s elderly population. The condition has no specific known cause but has...

Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs of Oncology Nurses Regarding Pain Management

Introduction The research undertaken for this study examines the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of oncology nurses as related to the management of pain in the clinical oncology setting. In the nursing context, there are various beliefs related to pain management that may influence nursing decisions. Identifying those beliefs and the...

Impact of Outreach Programs on the Health Care Delivery

Executive Summary In Saudi Arabia, health outreach programs have emerged as the most effective ways for bridging some of the health gaps that exist in the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases. Particularly, their importance in the management of cancer has surpassed other groups of diseases because of the need...

Mobile Epilepsy Predictive System

Introduction Nearly a third of all patients who suffer from epilepsy experience seizures despite the presence of advanced epilepsy management tools (Bethesda National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke 1). Many researchers agree that the development of advanced techniques to detect seizures before they happen is an effective way for...

Evolution of the Pharmacists in an Independent Prescribing Role

Abstract The thesis study aims at demonstrating that a career community pharmacist can practice as an effective clinician in a prescribing role treating patients in a primary care setting. The introduction of advanced and enhanced community pharmacy services enhances the need for pharmacists to integrate into primary care medical services....

Voluntary HIV Counseling and Testing

Introduction Since HIV was discovered in the 1980s, nations have been trying to come up with measures to prevent its spread and reduce the cases of new infections to zero. One of the ways that have been used by many governments globally is the use of voluntary HIV counseling and...

Obesity Among School Children in Kuwait

Introduction Obesity has become a major cause of concern for healthcare professionals in many countries, including Kuwait. The studies carried out in Kuwait indicate that more than 50 percent of the Kuwaiti population suffer from overweight, obesity, or metabolic syndrome (Al Rashdan & Nesef 2010, p. 42). It has also...

Dental Assistants Preventing Cross-Infection

Introduction One guarantee thatcannot be given to patients is that they will not be harmed by the system meant to look after them. Individual stories of suffering caused by the healthcare system are moving and can be terrifying. Recently, a shocking story that affected the lives of more than seven...

E. Coli st131: Microbes and Their Characteristics

Introduction A Comparative Analysis of PCR Results between the Bacteriology Department and the Nursing Home Isolates PCR for H30RX among the isolates in the nursing home Sequence type 131 of E. coli is one of the deadliest groups of pathogens that colonise the gut of human beings and other mammals....

The Effectiveness of Manuka Honey on Wounds

Introduction In every piece of research, there must be a clear methodology that a researcher uses to gather and analyse data in order to generate relevant information on the topic under investigation. In this study, the focus was to determine the effectiveness of Manuka honey on wounds. The researcher conducted...

The Role of Parietal Cortex in Visual Memory

Introduction As human beings live in a diverse environment, they own distinct senses, which enable them to live and interact with the world efficiently. All human beings’ actions are usually a replica of what their senses perceive (Olivers 37). Senses guide people in picking items from their surroundings depending on...

Patient Falls in a Long Term Care Facility

Abstract Organizations have different ways of finding the best way to solve their problems. The medical industry is one that requires very close observations. The nursing career needs hospitals to provide the best environment for completing tasks. One of the ways to do this is through hourly rounding. The 48...

Electroencephalography for Autism and Epileptic

Autism Management using EEG Approximately 1% of children across the globe have autism. Nevertheless, the diagnosis of autism spectrum conditions is still in the dark times since it remains a perplexing and biased practice where physicians convey their judgment following observation of the behaviors of a child and evaluating past...

Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Neonatal Patients

Summary Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is an infection that is acquired in hospitals. It is considered among the most commonly acquired hospital infections, especially among pediatric patients in the intensive care unit. This infection is diagnosed via empiric therapy, which is considered to be around 50% of the antibiotics used in...

Novel Computational Electroencephalographic Methodologies for Autism Management

Introduction Autism and epilepsy can be serious mental health problems although an early detection of these health complications can lead to proper management and control of the symptoms associated with them (Pop-Jordanova et al. 4). Over the years, autism and epilepsy have been psychological conditions that have persistently subjected families...

Breast cancer: Review

Introduction Breast cancer epidemiology According to Breast Cancer Care, about 55,600 persons are confirmed to have breast cancer in the United Kingdom on an annual basis. It is estimated that about 500,000 mortality cases are attributed to breast cancers annually. In comparison to other parts of the world, Europe is...

Education of Health Workers During Pandemic Outbreaks

Abstract This paper is an integrative review regarding the education and training requirements of critical care providers during pandemic outbreaks. It shows that different jurisdictions have different education requirements for critical care providers to work as such. However, training requirements are universal and cover five key areas – emergency planning,...

Mississippi’s Women Undergoing Hysterectomies in Absence of Comprehensive Informed Consent Law

Problem Statement Twelve out of 10,000 women who undergo a hysterectomy die of complications arising from the procedure. Due to the high mortality associated with this procedure, women should only undergo hysterectomies in life-threatening cases like uncontrollable bleeding, complications arising from childbirth, and severe infections. Approximately 90% of hysterectomy cases...

Risk Perception of Cardiovascular Diseases Among Saudi Women

Introduction Across the globe, cardiovascular diseases remain to be the leading cause of death among women. According to World Health Organization (2010), CVD accounts for one-third of deaths among women in the world. In developed countries such as the US, more women than men succumb to CVD every year (WHO,...

Barriers Associated With Access to Pediatric Healthcare Services in Cambodia

Introduction The problem statement of the current study establishes the absence of qualitative research on the subject of child malnutrition and its possible ecological culprits. The current literature review seeks to elaborate on the problem statement of this study. Bedford and Sharkey (2014) point out that access to pediatric healthcare...

Utilization of Family Planning and Child Healthcare Services in Cambodia

Improvement of health standards in Cambodia still remains to be the main objective of the government of the nation. According to a report by UNICEF, child mortality in Cambodia still remains to be high even after previous actions of dealing with the problem. Many factors have been attributed to the...

Risk Perception of Cardiovascular Disease Among Saudi Women

Introduction Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are non-communicable blood vessel, vascular, brain, and heart diseases (Shara, 2010). According to World Health Organization (WHO) (2012), in a year it is estimated that cardiovascular diseases cause over 17.4 million deaths, which translates to thirty percent of all deaths caused by non-communicable diseases. By the...

Reducing Waiting Time in the Radiology Department at Bur Dubai

Abstract This dissertation is about organisational development and the processes and methods in instituting it. Organisations regard change as new and disturbing. However, change is inevitable in almost all aspects of human life and even in other organisms. Change is significant in this time of intense globalisation and dominance of...

Waiting Time Reduction

Introduction Patient satisfaction is dependent on factors related to: 1) level of care acquired; 2) empathy; 3) reliability; and 4) responsiveness (Naidu, 2009). Other related factors that will affect feedback are: 1) physician conduct; 2) efficiency; and 3) service availability (Naidu, 2009). This particular study focuses on the importance of...

Agency Nurses as Ways of Addressing the Persistent Shortage of Nurses

Research Proposal Evaluator Reference Problem Statement Many hospitals depend on agency nurses as ways of addressing the persistent shortage of nurses. However, this practice has raised issues about “the consistency and quality, as well as the cost of care provided by temporary staff” (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care...

Decontamination in Dental Settings

Introduction Contamination in dental clinics is a global health matter that has made many public health authorities implement approaches to reduce the impact caused by unhealthy practices. The purpose of this change project is to ensure patient and staff safety by improving dental assistants’ knowledge and practice regarding decontamination in...

Adherence to Statin Medication

Introduction to the Study Statin medication is also known as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, are drugs that are used to reduce the levels of cholesterol within the human body by limiting the cholesterol production activities of the HMG-CoA reductase enzymes. Statins are also used to lower the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol...

Ethical and Legal Implication of Informed Consent in Health Care

The modern life styles are the root cause of so many diseases that constitute a major share of health problems to us. In order to have a better understanding about the responsibilities involved in the health care it is necessary to analyse the current health care policies and practices instituted...

Psychosocial Intervention Effectiveness in Treating Children ADHD

Introduction ADHD has emerged to be one of the major mental problems in our children today. It has been the main reason behind our children shocking behavior change. Several parents find it hard to understand these behavior changes. For example, our children may become hyperactive in one area posing questions...

Privatisation of the Public Health Sector in Saudi Arabia

Discussion Impacts of Privatisation The findings made in earlier studies conducted in this field indicate that the KSA intends to gradually privatise its public healthcare system. For example, Almalki, Fitzgerald, and Clark (2011) give a detailed analysis of the gradual privatisation opted for by the policy makers in this country....

Mississippi Women Undergoing Hysterectomies and Informed Consent Law

Introduction to the Study Level Introduction The study focuses on women who have undergone a hysterectomy in Mississippi without comprehensive informed consent law. Hysterectomy is one of the most complicated surgical procedures that may result in serious damages to the woman’s reproductive system (Senie, 2013). In some severe cases, hysterectomy...

Emergency Nursing and Disaster Preparedness During Mass Gatherings

Mass Gatherings (MGs) Definition of Mass Gatherings The nature of mass gatherings (MGs) presents the authorities tasked with the responsibility of maintaining public health with a number of challenges. When large numbers of people come together in one locality, they exert immense pressure on available resources, including healthcare facilities. The...

The Human Caspases: Viral Inhibitor

Sequential Activation Apoptosis, which is the controlled death of cells in an organism, is important in order to remove damaged and aged cells from the system. A group of cysteine aspartic acid-specific proteases (also referred to as caspases) is the one that regulates this death process. Caspases are activated within...

Drug Development in Paediatric Population

Abstract The pediatric population has suffered from Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) from medicinal formulations that are intended for adults. This practice of unlicensed and off-label prescription is most widespread in children, especially in neonates and cancer patients. This is due to the insufficient drug development and clinical trials conducted in...

Cerebral Blood Flow in Children Arterial Spin Labelling

Introduction Background Information The brain is an integral part of any living organism. The brain receives blood from the heart and this blood contains oxygen and nutrients that nourish it. At the same time, it carries away any metabolic waste that result from breakdown of the nutrients. Of all the...

Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency

Introduction Glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) is a protein enzyme found in the cytosol of human and bacterial cells. It exists as a monomer made up of 515 amino acids and a molecular weight of 59 kDa. (Glew & Rosenthall, 2009) It is found in all cells but its concentration...

Poor Indoor Air Quality in UK Traditional and Contemporary Housing

Abstract Traditionally, people used to stay in quite undemanding houses. Whenever peoplesuffered from any sickness, majority declared the conditions of the houses the cause of the sicknesses. As a result, houses have gone through some modifications, with those of the recent UK depicting a significant difference, not only in shape...

Communication Development Training in Dental Education

Abstract This study has examined how Saudi Arabian dental practitioners perceive leadership and communication development programs in their field. The study utilized a researcher-administered survey questionnaire which includes closed and open questions. The questionnaire, called the Dentist Perception Survey Questionnaire, was initially developed by Victoroff et al. (2008). The data...

Predicting Treatment Response Using Medical Imaging Information

Diagnostic-imaging refers to technology-driven medical practice through which the health situation of a patient is investigated by healthcare personnel. Imaging devices are utilized for capturing images through x-raying, scanning and ultra-sounding of internal organs for onward medical prediction, interpretation or diagnostics. Due to the changing complexity of diseases, medical imaging...

Improving a Care Delivery Environment

Introduction The training of a midwife calls for the use for methods that can help improve learning and service delivery. One of the Invaluable tools for medical practitioners in the improvement of their practice is the use of reflection. This has brought about a boom in research as to the...

Computer-Assisted Coding in the Healthcare

Abstract The technology that has become useful in healthcare organizations is Computer-Assisted Coding (CAC). This technology has saved time and revenueforfforr the organizations and achieved productivity in the industry. Generally, with its introduction into the system, the coders thought of it as their replacement but soon with its implementation realized...

Atrial Fibrillation: Symptoms & Treatment

Introduction Atrial fibrillation, the commonest arrhythmia in clinical practice, has a fatal ending leading to a rise in mortality. Sudden death, congestive heart failure and stroke are the usual consequences of atrial fibrillation and all are fatal or associated with a poor quality of life (1). The situation and understanding...

Constructing the Written Evidence-Based Proposal: Nursing Education

Abstract Based on statistical data gathered from the Internet and up-to-date literary sources, the question about the effectiveness of nursing education and practical skills of caregivers has been raised. Nursing is the sphere that requires constant improvements and innovations to provide patients with the necessary support and care. It has...

Indoor Air Quality in Offices

How Indoor Air Quality Affects Occupants’ Health and Comfort in Offices Overview A number of diseases have been associated with the office environment like sick building syndrome (SBS) and building related symptoms (BRS); in this chapter, they will be analysed first. Thereafter, a comparison of SBS and BRS will be...

Medicine: Arterial Spin Labelling

Introduction The brain is an integral part of any living organism. The brain receives blood from the heart and this blood contains oxygen and nutrients that nourish it. At the same time, it carries away any metabolic wastes that result from the breakdown of the nutrients. Of all the organs...

The Diagnostic Accuracy: The Artefacts During CT

Introduction The diagnostic accuracy of radiology departments has tremendously increased in the last three decades after the invention of computed tomography (CT).Computed Tomography is a good example of a non-invasive imaging technique thus making it applicable in imaging diagnostics. Nevertheless, there are several different types of CT artefacts which lead...

Prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis (Dvt) Development

Abstract This clinical change proposal seeks to introduce an exercise leaflet to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) amongst the elderly and immobile patients that have been admitted to a hospital. In light of this, the proposal endeavors to place emphasis on the targeted patients, so that they may take responsibility...

Mental Health Industry Treatment of Addictive Disorders

Introduction Physical and mental health reflects the personality of a person. For increasing productivity, happiness in a human being’s life health is a major and important factor. A person is considered mentally healthy, only if he/she possesses good physical and mental equilibrium. This is because there is a clear and...

Plastic Blood Bags and Effects on Blood Components

There are several reasons why it is important to line the PVC with a plasticiser. This is in order to reduce breakage of the bag and to increase the container’s pliability. Effects of Plastic Blood Bags The plasticiser is likely to leach into the blood components stored therein The plasticiser...

Defining Suppressive Interactions: Methodology

Defining the null and experimental hypothesis Since the present paper is devoted to methods of analyzing cochlear non-linearity, it is necessary to define the preferred method that should be used in order to achieve efficient results of the experiment. The issue is to define two-tone suppression with the help of...

Predicting Treatment Response Using Medical Information

Abstract Diagnostic-imaging infers technology-driven medical practice through which the health situation of a patient is investigated by healthcare personnel. Imaging devices are utilized for capturing images through x-raying, scanning and ultra-sounding of internal organs for onward medical prediction, interpretation or diagnostics. Due to the constant emergence of dieses or complexity...

Restoration of Teeth Following Root Canal Treatment

Literature Review Teeth with pulp disease, with or without superficial manifestation, or subjected to trauma require endodontic treatment at the hands of General Practice dentists or endodontists themselves. So do those subjected to less-than-optimal endodontic restoration. Beyond root canal treatment (RCT), returning the treated tooth to normal function has traditionally...

Autism Disorders Are Psychiatric Abnormalities

Abstract Autism disorders are psychiatric abnormalities characterized by improper functioning of the nerves system. It mainly affects the social recognition of oneself including inability to exercise normal executive functions especially those involving learning processes associated with the brain. This paper looks into various developmental syndromes associated with the dysfunction of...

Adherence to Statin Medication

Abstract Statins are drugs that are used to lower the cholesterol levels in the body to prevent the occurrence of heart attacks, strokes and coronary artery disorders. Statins prescriptions are therefore important for patients who are suffering from heart problems and high levels of cholesterol within their bodies. The purpose...

Vitamin D Deficiency and Calcium Metabolism

Abstract Vitamin D is an essential vitamin for the growth and development of all human beings. The most important function of vitamin D is to accelerate calcium absorption in the body. It regulates the body immune system and prevents diseases. This life giving vital vitamin is endogenously produced by exposure...

Conscious Sedation Methods Used for Adults in Dentistry

Introduction Application of local anaesthetics has prime importance in pain control and effective management of patients while dealing with dental care. This is because its use is very safe and convenient. The key contemporary practice of dentistry is to manage pain and apprehension. Patients who really are afraid of dental...

Bioengineered Strategies for Spinal Cord Repair

Introduction General description of the spinal cord The spinal cord forms one of the important organs of the central nervous system. It coordinates all the body functions including the functioning of various body parts and coordination between the brain and the respective body parts. In other words, it is through...

Pleural Effusion, Examination and Treatment

Case report This particular case talks about a male patient in his 40s. He was admitted to the emergency department of a hospital after a sudden onset of severe pleuritic chest pain. The patient was seen to be very nervous. His blood pressure was shown to be above normal range....

Reduction of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

Introduction Westwell (2008) argues that “ventilation associated pneumonia (VAP) is the leading cause of death amongst hospitals-acquired infections, exceeding the rate of death due to central line infections, severe sepsis, and respiratory tract infections in the ventilated patients,” (p. 206). This topic is of interest to me because I have...

Influence of Autonomy the Roles of Oncology and Pediatric Nurses

Abstract Objectives This research was conducted to determine deficiencies of autonomy in patient management at the end of life hence; determine conflicts in autonomy and how they impact on nurse capacity to exercise patient advocacy and determine and identify mechanism through which nursing principles of practices could be exploited in...

Health Promotion Project for Australians

Introduction In today’s world, health promotion is imperative in the control and prevention of diseases. The concept of integrating health promotion in all aspects of life has resulted from the high prevalence of diseases and conditions that are preventable. Promotion of healthy lifestyle has taken momentum in the last few...

The Degree to Which Clinicians Are Engaged in Health Care Management

The background of the management problem Health care management has been the preserve of qualified and trained managers since time immemorial. The advent of specialization in health care has opened doors for the incorporation of professional health workers in management. Although little achievement has happened in this direction, the debate...

The Degree to Which Clinicians Are Engaged in Health Care Anagement

Introduction The background of the management problem Health care management has been the preserve of qualified and trained managers since time immemorial. The advent of specialisation in health care has opened doors for the incorporation of professional health workers in management. Although little achievement has happened in this direction, debate...

Impact of HIV-AIDS on the South African Healthcare System

Outline Introduction – background of the problem of HIV/AIDS in South Africa, extent of prevalence of the disease, what is HIV/AIDS, the impact of the disease on the health system of the company and structure of the dissertation Literature review – epidemiology of HIV and AIDS in SA; demographic features;...

The Meaning of the Concept of Professionalism

Introduction Understanding the meaning of the concept of professionalism is of crucial importance for becoming a qualified specialist in any sphere. The issues of professionalism are especially significant for the spheres in which the clients’ personal information needs to be disclosed for the purpose of providing the services. Nursing is...

The Effectiveness of Palliative Day Care

Abstract The study is aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of palliative day care in improving the quality of life for end of life patients. This arises from the rise in cases of incurable diseases and conditions in the recent past all over the world. Despite the growth in day care,...

Nutrition in Fetal Life and Future Health

Introduction The drastic change in lifestyles all across the world and the increasing incidences of dietary diseases have led to an increasing wave of interest in preventive health care over the last few decades. This has led to a rise in research on dietary diseases hence contributing to the growth...

The Role of Coaching in the Restructuring of a Healthcare Organization

Introduction Introduction and Background of the Problem Currently in Washington, the health care debates continue. President Obama is hoping to eventually sign into law a new plan that is geared to overhaul the current health care system. As the bill passed through the Senate, several Republicans were geared to “slam...

Dental Arch of Children in Normal Occlusion

Introduction The Primary dentition in children needs to be as close as possible to the ideal in order that during future adulthood, children may exhibit normal dental features like normal mastication and appearance, dental space and occlusion for proper and healthy functioning of permanent dentition. It is well known that...

Medical Devices Applying High Levels of Energy to Brain

Introduction The regulation of medical devices is considered to consist of some of the most important legislation written by governments. This is clearly due to the number of disciplines involved in the production of a single medical device. Medical device regulations affect both the safety of their users and the...

Epidemiology of Prion Diseases

Introduction Scope and Specificity Among the neurodegenerative diseases that occur in mammals, the prion diseases are unique for being transmissible, for manifesting in diverse phenotypes from just one etiologic factor, and for the pathological phenomenon of “spongiform” damage to the affected tissue. In humans, the transmission also occurs genetically and...

The Use of Stem Cells in the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

Abstract Alzheimer’s disease is a multifactor neurodegenerative disorder characterised by dementia, cognitive and behavioural changes and has no treatment. The turn from neuropathological and psychological description of the disease to studying the molecular, genetics, and biochemical causes of neurone degeneration enhanced the scientific knowledge on possible new treatments. Stem cells...

Use of Natural Products for Osteoarthritis Treatment

Introduction Osteoarthritis is a health condition that affects the joints and muscles around the knees. It is characterized by breakdown of joint cartilage over a period of time. In normal circumstances, cartilage allows bones to slide over one another, but patients with this condition experience pain around joints because there...

Aspirin Resistance Research

Introduction The effects of aspirin and other substances having the same effect as aspirin have been known since the ancient Greeks recorded the use of the willow bark as a fever fighter thousands of years ago. It was discovered that the leaves and bark of the willow tree contain a...

First Aid Alert Project

Abstract A project to cater to the customer specifications for a first aid response system has been conceived. This was implemented using paging electronics in addition to the software that works in sync with it. The software was designed to gradually expand with the response of the people who are...